Vincenzo Torrente

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Vincenzo Torrente
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-02-12) February 12, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Cetara, Italy
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Cremonese (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Nocerina 9 (0)
1985–2000 Genoa 412 (5)
2000–2001 Alessandria 21 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Genoa (caretaker)
2009–2011 Gubbio
2011–2013 Bari
2013– Cremonese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vincenzo Torrente (born February 12, 1966 in Cetara) is an Italian football coach and former defender. He is currently head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione side Cremonese.

Playing career[edit]

After starting his career at minor league club Nocerina, Torrente joined Genoa at the age of 19. He quickly became a mainstay for the club, spending 15 consecutive seasons with the Rossoblu at both Serie A and Serie B level, playing also at European level during the Osvaldo Bagnoli period in the early 1990s. He left Genoa in 2000, after having collected more than 400 games with the club, in order to join Alessandria, where he ended his career in 2011 at the age of 35.

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Torrente became a coach and promptly returned to Genoa, heading the Allievi Nazionali (under-17 youth squad). Later in 2002 he was appointed as caretaker coach together with Rino Lavezzini in what turned out to be a troublesome season that ultimately ended in relegation (then annulled due to the so-called Caso Catania) for the club. He then returned working as youth coach for Genoa until 2009, when his former boss Luigi Simoni offered him a head coaching post at Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Gubbio. Under his two-year tenure, Gubbio achieved a surprising feat of two consecutive promotions, thus reaching Serie B in June 2011 as league champions. In June 2011 he left Gubbio to become new head coach at Bari, again at Serie B level.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "As Bari - Torrente: un anno di contratto" (in Italian). A.S. Bari. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.